Social Security Disability Work Incentives

Social Security Disability Work Incentives:

Once you have been approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you may find yourself wondering if it is possible to work from home or return to work at least part time without losing your benefits. The Social Security Administration understands that while DIB benefits are a safety net, most disabled people would rather be able to go back to work and earn a full salary. As such, the regulations provide for a trial work period. Provided you notify SSA you are able to work for up to 9 months while still receiving DIB benefits. If this trial period ultimately fails because of your disabling condition, or the jobs elimination of accommodating factors it should not affect your eligibility for benefits generally.

The Social Security Administration recently implemented a number of incentives that allow those who receive benefits to work while continuing to receive benefits. The incentives that you can take advantage of will depend on whether you are approved for SSDI or SSI benefits. For those who are approved for SSDI, the work incentives are:

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